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The Muppet Show
Guest Starring Liberace
Production Dates April 11-13, 1978
Home Video Season 3
Best of the Muppet Show
Liberace-sam

Sam the Eagle disapproves of Liberace's concert.

Liberace
309 birds

Liberace decides to perform an entire "concert for birds" in the second half of the show, while Gonzo is determined to get his tap-dancing chickens into the act.

Songs/Sketches

Notes

  • In an interview on Muppet Central, Steve Whitmire remembered, "The first time I ever did a speaking part, I was doing a guard that was outside Liberace’s dressing room door. Jim gave me this part to do, to try me in a speaking role, and I was terrible." Although Whitmire cites this as his first speaking role, he did perform Winky Pinkerton and a couple of speaking whatnots in episode 308 which was taped one week earlier.

Edits

  • Nickelodeon: The scene prior to Fletcher Bird's appearance (after the Greek number) and Gonzo talking to the security guard are cut.

Cast

Muppets:

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Scooter, Rowlf the Dog, Animal, Sam the Eagle, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Gladys, the Swedish Chef, Statler and Waldorf, the Newsman, Fletcher Bird, Alfredo the Mop Dancer, Pigs, Security Guard, Forcryingoutloud Bird, Piano

Background Muppets:

Hildegard the Mop Dancer, Ohreally Bird, Righton Bird, Whaddayasay Bird, Youknow Bird, Bird Dancers, Gawky Birds, Seagulls, Winky Pinkerton, Camilla, Chickens, Goat, Canary, Harold, Link Hogthrob, Annie Sue Pig

Performers

Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, the Swedish Chef, Rowlf, Link Hogthrob, Waldorf, the Newsman and Piano
Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and Sam the Eagle
Jerry Nelson as Camilla, Floyd Pepper, Forcryingoutloud Bird and Pig
Richard Hunt as Scooter, Gladys, Statler, Janice and Pig
Dave Goelz as Gonzo and Alfredo the Mop Dancer
Louise Gold as Annie Sue
Steve Whitmire as Security Guard and Fletcher Bird (Voice and Close-up Puppetry)
Graham Fletcher as Fletcher Bird


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